- Osun government has announced a date for the reopening of schools in the state
- All schools in the state are to resume as from Monday, September 21, for an abridged third term
- The announcement was made by Funke Egbemode, the commissioner for information and civic orientation
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The Osun state government has announced Monday, September 21, for the reopening of schools in the state months after they were closed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
According to The Nation, Funke Egbemode, the commissioner for information and civic orientation made the disclosure on Monday, August 31.
In another report by TVC News, Egbemode at the end of the state Executive Council meeting said all schools are set to resume in phases for an abridged third term for the 2019/2020 academic session.
According to her, stakeholders were expected to continue to put protocols in place towards the reopening of schools.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Lagos government has given a new update on the plan for the reopening of primary, secondary and tertiary schools in the state.
According to Gboyega Akosile, the chief press secretary to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, all tertiary schools in the state will resume on Monday, September 14.
Akosile, in a tweet on Saturday, August 29, disclosed that both primary and secondary schools will tentatively be reopened on Monday, September 21.
The governor's chief press secretary added that bars, lounges, spas and night clubs will remain closed throughout the state for now.
In a related development, Professor Olanrewaju Fagbohun, the vice-chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU), disclosed how students in the institution would resume following state government's new directives on school reopening.
Fagbohun, on Monday, August 31, said students will resume in batches beginning from September.
The vice-chancellor who made this known while speaking on a radio interview in Lagos, further explained that 400, 500 and 600 levels students would resume first before other levels.
He added that on Mondays and Wednesdays, 300 level students would be on campus for lectures, while on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 200 level students would be on campus in order to maintain social distancing.
In other news, the Education Quality Assurance (OEQA) unit of the Lagos state ministry of education has warned the public to disregard a resumption time table flying around on the social media two days after the announcement of the resumption date for all schools in the state.
The time-table claims to be the 2020/2021 academic calendar, states that the first term of the session would start September 21, 2020 and end December 18, 2020.
The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, had said that the resumption date he announced was not cast in stone.
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